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Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby Invisusira » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:40 pm

Trying to remember what some of the longer (30-60 min) boss fights were in WoW, at level of course. 4 horsemen (L60), chromagg, twin emps, and LK all come to mind. Anyone got some times?
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby tullock » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:13 am

You forgot to mention heigan25, Oh God the pain.
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby Passionario » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:18 am

Azuregos, especially if done with a disorganized PUG raid.
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby RedAces » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:31 am

LK: ~15mins
Chromaggus: I think I had a 20 min kill? -.-
Twink Emperors: My firstkill was 10secs after enrage... so 15mins 10sec.
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby Treck » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:35 am

Rag?
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby Chicken » Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:23 am

Treck wrote:Rag?
I was going to respond on the usual tactics saying it was pretty much a wipe if he submerged a second time, but then I remembered the new Rag being a pretty long encounter.

E: Illidan was pretty long as well originally. I can't remember the exact time, but I do remember Blizzard accidentally setting his enrage timer to 15 minutes with one patch and that causing issues for people who'd newly reached him around that time.
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby Fetzie » Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:24 am

Kael'thas25?

5 phases, each 2-3 minutes long.

Morogrim tidewalker was a good 10 minutes (but it felt like 20 because it was sooo boring)

CAn we count the trash waves in MH as part of the boss encounter, as you had to repeat them if you wiped at the boss? The bosses were arguably fairly simple (possibly to offset this?). Would make Azgalor probably one of the longest fights ever (8 trash waves @ 2-3 minutes each + 5-6 minutes of boss fight = over 20 minutes).
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby Worldie » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:43 am

I clearly remember using Bloodlust twice on Illidan, I think the first kill took 17-18 mins if not more.

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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby bldavis » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:51 am

:(

honestly the only one i can think of is LK, and i got my KS when he was 83....still took like 10 min though
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby Treck » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:24 am

Chicken wrote:I was going to respond on the usual tactics saying it was pretty much a wipe if he submerged a second time, but then I remembered the new Rag being a pretty long encounter.

Enrage 18min :S

Alyzrazor is also a pretty long encounter, and its very annoying that you have to do it fine 3 times in a row, and people tent to start failing after doing it perfectly 2 times :P
I think it doesnt have an enrage, but she doesnt lift off after the 3rd time she lands.
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby PsiVen » Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:01 pm

4H was a 15m or 20m berserk wasn't it? I can't think of any boss fights that were genuinely 30 minutes long, even if classic Nef attempts felt like it.

Chromaggus was hideously long, but I don't think it was longer than 15min and probably had a berserk. Original Hakkar was stupidly long as well; that might have been one fight without a timer.
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby Nikachelle » Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:15 pm

The longest I've ever done is a 45 minute Heigan fight on 25 man. But that's not encounter design... that's just retards in a raid who don't know how to dance.
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby Fetzie » Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:35 pm

Original Hakkar was stupidly long as well; that might have been one fight without a timer


Hakkar went berserk after 10 minutes. Our first kill was about 5 seconds into berserk with a single mage standing.
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby PsiVen » Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:55 pm

It looks like Hakkar did not have a berserk until patch 1.9.3 which is when he was changed significantly to be a shorter fight where the DPS actually had a purpose. Before then, you had nothing to do but heal piddly tank damage, pull serpents once in a while, and watch the boss kill himself with corrupted blood.
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby Skye1013 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:01 am

I'm glad WoW never took this approach...

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